Hiromi Goto is the award-winning author of many books for youth and adults. Her adult novel, Chorus of Mushrooms, was the recipient of the regional Commonwealth Writer's Prize Award for best first book as well as the co-winner of the Japan-Canada Book Award. Her second adult novel, The Kappa Child, was awarded the James Tiptree Jr. Award. More recently, her young adult novel, Half World, won the 2010 Sunburst Award and the Carl Brandon Parallax Award. It was also long-listed for the IMPAC-Dublin Literary Award. Her latest YA publication, a companion book to Half World, is Darkest Light, published in 2012.